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Diet Soda: Good or Bad?

 

I remember when I was growing up, my best friend's mom drank Diet Coke religiously. I mean, like almost every time I saw her she had a Diet Coke in her hand. 

I tried it once but it tasted like fake sugar and left an awful aftertaste in my mouth, but she claimed it was better than regular Coke. 

Diet soda is still soda though, right?

Today our New Wave Soda is going to answer the age-old question, diet soda: good or bad?

The Creation of Diet Soda 

Diet sodas are a very popular beverage among people who want to decrease 

artificial sweeteners

their sugar or calorie intake. 

Instead of sugar, they are sweetened by artificial means. This is very different from our unsweetened soda that contains only natural sugars. 

The creation of diet soda was meant to help people with diabetes or people trying to control their weight. 

Okay, so diet sodas have less sugar and less calories, but are they actually better for you?

The thing is, diet soda is essentially made of carbonated water, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, and other additives. 

Again, very unlike our healthy soda alternative. Follow along with the next section to learn the truth about diet soda, and discover why our soda soft drink is the one you should be sipping on. 

The Breakdown

Now that we know a little bit more about diet soda, let's dive in to some of the harsh truths and discover the answer to, diet soda: good or bad?

  • The artificial sweeteners in diet soda confuse your body - studies have found that these sugar substitutes have the same effect on your body as regular sugar 
  • Diet soda could lead to weight gain not weight loss - even though diet soda has fewer calories, research shows that diet soda drinkers had a 70% greater increase in weight circumference than non-drinkers
  • It has no nutritional value - you may not be consuming calories, but you are also not consuming anything that does your body good either
  • It can ruin your smile over time - diet soda contains citric acid which weakens and even destroys tooth enamel over time

 

harsh truths about diet soda

From the few points above, I'm starting to lean towards the answer that diet soda is bad. 

Drink New Wave Soda Instead

It can be hard to quit your diet soda habit cold-turkey, but that's where our happy soda comes in! 

Wave Soda has no artificial ingredients, so you don't have to worry about your body being confused. 

Our healthy soda only contains 2-6g of natural sugar, and is made from only the very best, non-GMO ingredients so you don't have to worry about what you are putting into your body. 

Last but not least, we won't ruin your smile! Although, we might hurt your cheeks a little. When you try our aspartame-free soda and taste the delicious fruit flavors, I doubt you'll be able to stop smiling. Just remember to give those cheeks a break every so often :)

new wave soda sitting in the sand at the beach

 

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